Many of you choose the food to feed your families not only for the flavor, but for the richness of nutrition and sometimes for the medicine it provides. Garlic, is one of those magic plants that as the proverb from India goes, "is as good as ten mothers". There is hardly a cultural foodway out there that doesn't include garlic as a means to heal the human body.
It has been cited in the Codex Ebers (1550 BC) that some historians consider to be the oldest medical text on record. It is an indispensable tool in Chinese medicine. There is evidence of ancient Egyptians treating dental cavities and many North American Indigenous cultures use garlic to treat internal and external ailments. For the bulk of human history what we take into our bodies in the form of food has been our primary way to addressing health issues, there is a lot of wisdom in the old foodways and we're so proud to be growing and curing over a thousand heads of garlic to feed and heal your families with.
Enjoy the bounty with us!
Lilly and Becca